Defining Health Adolescent Sexuality
Panelists discussed contemporary teen sexuality, the complexities of sexual identity, and critical decision-making skills. They also discussed strategies for building stronger and more satisfying romantic relationships, and illuminated current research on adolescent sexuality.
Dr. Jane Bogart
Director of Student Wellness, Columbia University
Director of Health Education, Wesleyan University
Dr. John Watson
Director of Alcohol, Other Drug, and Health Education, Drexel University
Experts discussed how to reduce students’ risk of experiencing sexual violence how to respond appropriately if a adolescent is assaulted. They discussed the signs and symptoms of dating violence and abuse, and gave advice on how to assist students end an unhealthy relationship.
Former Monterey Rape Crisis Center Rape Prevention Educator
Former Director of Health Education at Brown University
Dr. Jill Murray
Healthy Relationships Expert
Panelists defined adolescent hookup culture and the consequences of casual sexual encounters. They helped teens develop their own definitions of “hookup culture,” and understand the complexities of adolescent sexuality.
Former Sexual Violence Prevention Specialist, Harvard University
Founder of Scarleteen.com
Denice Ann Evans
Former CEO of J’Hue Films
Responding to and Preventing Sexual Abuse, Assault, and Harassment
Ms. Perkinson effectively trained school faculty, staff, and administrators to master key definitions and reporting requirements surrounding sexual misconduct. She discussed the most current legal parameters and research regarding sexual abuse, assault, and harassment for teaching professionals.
Talking About Human Sexuality, Sex Education, and Sexual Assault
Presenters discussed adolescent sexuality, gender and sexual identity, and sexual violence. They assisted teens in developing critical decision-making skills and provided examples on how to navigate complex situations. Finally, presenters described strategies for building stronger and more satisfying romantic relationships.